Monday, July 21, 2008

A Few More Pokes...

So, I've got a few more pokes under my belt. Headaches started almost immediately, but are generally tolerable once I take the edge off with some Tylenol. Yes, I've given up the Ibuprofen for now. But if AF comes back.... My next U/S and B/W are Wednesday morning. So, until then, its anybody's guess what's going on in there. Hopefully, no lead follicles, only perfectly proportioned and healthy eggs, and lots of 'em.

Nurse M warned me again during my appointment on Friday that because of my age, they will only likely transfer 1-2 embryos. Which I know. But little do they know that I am going to see how 'I' feel come transfer day, what the embryo report looks like, etc. Because I can't afford to do this again anytime soon. We haven't had to incur any debt, everything's coming out of savings, but by that, I mean E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. from our liquid assets. I don't want to take on credit card debt or refinance our house or dip into our 401(k). That's a level of risk that I'm just not ready to assume. So, I'm thinking 4 if that would leave us at least two to freeze. But shhhh, don't tell. Because I might change my mind. But seriously?! with two failed IUI's under my belt and all my money gone, I'm thinking I want my money's worth out of this deal.


The foster care child's room, which I am calling the 'nursery' is all painted and beautiful. DH helped me with the second coat of paint yesterday. Mysteriously, I timed this perfectly so the first coat was drying when he got home. I'm sure he sees right thru me, but it was nice to have his company and his long arms on the project. We also ordered furniture - convertible crib, mattress, dresser w/changing table, and super comfy overstuffed rocking chair with ottoman with super comfy microfiber slip covers. This is also dipping into the funds right now, but we have to have everything read to be licensed. And no foster care child of mine is going to be sleeping on an air mattress!

After returning the blech-y creme brulee bedding, I have found a suitable unisex replacement, which is My First ABC (picture below). Everybody loves pictures, right? So, I'll just post as many as my bandwith will allow. Enjoy!

The Crib Converted to a toddler bed

The bedding package which is way cuter in person. I wish I had a better picture, because the bumper says one word on each side, like 'nap' or 'dream' or 'sleep' and has adorable little animals by the letters.


Faithful Infertile said...

I'm hoping everything goes well for you. I have my baseline U/S & BW Friday at 10:00. Maybe I'll see you there? And, I got brave.... I've started a blog as well! :) Good luck, girl!!!

Aunt Becky said...

Lovin' the crib! Gorgeous. Where's it from?

G said...

very cute!

PJ said...

I'm with you on the NO LEAD FOLLIES! I don't think I could take the letdown again.

My baseline is tomorrow. Crossing fingers that we cang get started!

I LOVE that you can convert a crib to a bed. I guess that's not a new concept, but it's new to me. Very cute stuff!

We had this equity line that we were going to use to redo the driveway and raise the floor in the utility so that we'd have better access. But apparently we're doing IVF instead. I am so jealous of people who get pregnant for free!

seriously? said...

Hey thinking good thoughts for your ultrasound! Love that crib.

JamieD said...

I love your crib and bedding! They are so cute.

Painting is so much more fun with a little company. I would have been guilty of the same thing!

Pepper said...

OMG, that crib is too fabulous!

Absolutely gorgeous. Am considering copying, but will refrain because I know how I hate it when people copy me.